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Course summary

The course is designed for students who want to specialise in a career working with Children, Young People and Adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. The top up will also meet a government priority to help deliver the strategies and policies of the 2014/5 Children and Families Act which identifies the need for teachers, classroom assistants, support workers and others working in various settings to specialise in SEN to ensure change can happen.


Working and supporting children and young people with SEND and their families, in a variety of settings. Creating inclusive learning environments and resources. Safeguarding and Advocacy in the context of SEND. Leadership and Management. Dissertation.

Assessment method

The course is delivered through lectures, seminars, presentations, tutorials and group work. There are no exams; all assessment is via assignments which will include essays, presentations, practical activities, reflective diary, SEND and Inclusive practice and a dissertation. Teaching and Learning strategies will encourage students to: Engage in new areas of knowledge; Broaden and deepen their existing knowledge, understanding and skills; Engage in critical analysis of texts, theories and practices and to test students’ analysis against received understandings and practices; Question concepts, theories, policies and practice encountered during their studies; Interrogate the assumptions underpinning theory and research in order to come to an understanding of the significance and limitations of theory and research; Engage in critical reflection of their own and others’ value systems, development and practices

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not available for International applications

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A Foundation Degree awarded upon successfully gaining 240 credits and a 55% grade average in Year 2 in either Early Years or Special Educational Needs related disciplines. We consideration all aspects of an application and applicants will receive a personalised offer from Solihull College & University Centre Other qualifications and combinations of qualifications will be considered and maybe also acceptable - please contact [email protected]

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


All applicants are required to attend an interview and will be notified of the date and time via email, a text reminder is also sent the day before the interview. Applicants applying from outside the West Midlands alternative interview arrangements can be made for you, but we strongly encourage all prospective applicants come along to view Solihull College and University Centre’s facilities and meet the teaching teams. Please Note: Due to the current situation relating to Covid 19 all interviews will take place online via TEAMS or Zoom or via Telephone until further notice. As part of your interview and possibly your offer you will be required to provide your original certificates, including GCSE’s or equivalents.


Mature students who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have appropriate industry and life experiences will have their prior learning and skills considered.

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have appropriate industry and life experiences will have their prior learning and skills taken into account and maybe required to complete an Aptitude assessment (this will be advised at interview).

English language requirements

Students who are non-native English speakers, or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, but can demonstrate capability in English at a standard commensurate to IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 being awarded on individual sections for a level 4, 5 or 6 qualification, will be considered as eligible to apply for the programme/course.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Year 1
Channel Islands £7500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

You may need to cover travel costs to work placements. There may be additional costs for relevant field trips and equipment such as text books, as well as costs for printing resources and photocopying as necessary. Additional resources required to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme are provided by Solihull College and University Centre
Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusive Practice at Solihull College & University Centre - UCAS